Formed California in 1965 folk and pop harmony group
The Mamas and the Papas
They signed to Lou Adlers Dunhill records and their second single “California Dreaming” written by group members John and Michelle Phillips began a string of hits which they released in the sixties. These included “Monday Monday”,
“I Saw Her Again”, “Words Of Love”, “Twelve Thirty”, "Dedicated to the One I Love", "Creeque Alley" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me"
Formed in London in 1962 The Mann - Hugg Blues Brothers later changed their name to Manfred Mann.
Their first two singles flopped but the next release “5-4-3-2-1” was taken by the T.V. pop show Ready Steady Go as it’s signature tune. Other hits of the sixties include “Hubble Bubble (Toil AndTrouble)”,
”Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, Sha La La”, “Come Tomorrow”, “Oh No Not My Baby”, “If You Gotta Go Go Now”, “Pretty Flamingo”, “Just Like A Woman”, “Semi Detached Suburban Mr. James”, “Ha! Ha! Said The Clown”,”Mighty Quinn”, “My Name Is Jack”, “Fox On The Run” and
“ Ragamuffin Man”.
From Detroit Formerly the Del-Phis, The Vels and in 1962 changed their name to
Martha and the Vandellas.
They teamed up with writers, producers Holland, Dozier and Holland and began recording with Motown. They charted with their second release "Come and Get These Memories" and continued their success with the hits “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave", ”Quicksand", "Live Wire", "Dancing in the Street", "Nowhere to Run", "I'm Ready for Love" and "Jimmy Mack"
Born Macclesfield, Cheshire, England he’s known as the grandfather of Rock. John Mayall formed his Bluesbreakers in 1963 playing Blues rock, jazz rock. He’s had various line ups over the years including John McVie, Hughie Flint, Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Aynsley Dunbar, Andy Fraser and Mick Fleetwood.
Some of the sixties albums include “John Mayall Plays John Mayall”, “A Hard Road”, “Crusade”, “Blues Alone”,
“Bare Wires” and “Blues from Laurel Canyon.
Formed in Liverpool in 1961 as The Mavericks they changed their name to the The Pacifics and then
They signed with Fontana records and had their first hit with “It’s Love That Really Counts”. They wore elegantly tailored suits with matching shoes and frilly shirts. Other records of the sixties include “I Think Of You”, “Don't Turn Around”, “Wishin' And Hopin'
“Last Night (I Made A Little Girl Cry)” and “I Stand Accused”. They disbanded in 1966, Tony Crane and Bill Kinsley continued as the Merseys.
Her musical career has spanned every decade since the sixties. Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and painter.
born Roberta Joan Anderson; November ,1943 in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.
The early songs she wrote were recorded by artists who had huge commercial success with her compositions including“ Both Sides Now”, “The Circle Game”, “Chelsea Morning” and “Woodstock”. Her 1969 album “Clouds” won the Best Folk Performance Grammy Award.
Formed Los Angeles in 1965 for the TV seriesThe Monkees.
Members of the group were Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones. They had number ones amongst their best selling albums including “The Monkees”, “More of The Monkees”, “Headquarters and, “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd”. Singles included "Last Train to Clarksville", "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" "I'm a Believer", "Alternate Title", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Daydream Believer", "Valleri" and
“D.W. Washburn” .
Still going strong The Moody Blues formed 1964 in Birmingham, England. Their second single Go Nowtopped the U.K. charts. The follow up singles "I Don't Want to Go On Without You", "From the Bottom of My Heart (I Love You)”, “Stop” and "Everyday" never made the top twenty.
In 1967 they released the album “Days of Future Passed” which made use of a Mellotron keyboard. Other sixties albums were “In Search of the Lost Chord”, “On the Threshold of a Dream” and “To Our Children's Children”.
Formed 1965, Birmingham, England.The Move
with songwriter Roy Wood they were one of the most innovative groups of the sixties. Their early singles “Night Of Fear”
"I Can Hear the Grass Grow"
"Fire Brigade" and the first record played on the BBC’s Radio One "Flowers in the Rain" all reached the U.K. top ten. Other records of the sixties included their none charting single "Wild Tiger Woman" their number one "Blackberry Way" and “Curly”.
Singer, songwriter,Pianist, Guitarist Harry Edward Nilsson III born June 15, 1941 Brooklyn, New York Harry Nilsson.
He was said to have never performed any live concerts he always professed to be an amateur. He wrote songs which were recorded by Glen Campbell, Jack Jones, Billy J. Kramer, Sandie Shaw, The Yardbirds and Herb Alpert. Sixties singles include "Without Her", "You Can't Do That", "One", "Everybody's Talkin'", "Good Times" and "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City".
Peter & Gordon
Gordon Waller born Braemar, Scotland June 4, 1945 – died July 17, 2009. Peter Asher born 22 June 1944, Willesden, London, they were both pupils of Westminster School.
Peter’s sister was the boyfriend of Paul McCartney who wrote their first hit “World Without Love” which was a number one on both sides of the Atlantic. Other hits in the sixties include “Nobody I Know”, “I Don't Want To See You Again”, “I Go To Pieces”, “Woman”, “To Know You Is To Love You”, “True Love Ways”, “Lady Godiva” and “Knight In Rusty Armour”.
Formed in New York in 1961 folk group
Peter, Paul & Mary
Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers. Recorded a number of albums from which they released singles which included "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)", "Puff (The Magic Dragon)", "Tell it on the Mountain", "Early Mornin' Rain", "I Dig Rock and Roll Music", Bob Dylan’s "Blowin' in the Wind", and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", and the number one song written by John Denver "Leaving on a Jet Plane" from their album 1700.